We've got lots of easy Halloween party food ideas. From cheesy broomsticks to jelly worms, take a look at our sweet and savoury Halloween party recipes...
Halloween party food ideas
We’ve got lots of easy Halloween party food ideas. From cheesy broomsticks to jelly worms, take a look at our sweet and savoury Halloween party recipes. Halloween is a great time for the kids. They want to dress up as spooky ghosts or crazy witches and often want their friends to join in too. But don’t you worry, there’s no need to stress about this occasion, especially when we’ve got all these Halloween recipes to choose from.
So if you’re planning a Halloween party this year, you’ve come to the right place. From wickedly sweet cupcakes to scarily tasty pumpkin soup, take a look at our sweet and savoury Halloween food ideas. These delicious bites are sure to go down a treat with the kids and put some big smiles on a lot of faces.
If you’re in the mood for baking, we’ve got some simple mini pumpkin pies which is a great way to use up your pumpkin carving leftovers. Or we’ve got gooey, melt-in-the-mouth toffee apple cake pops which are perfect for decorating with the kids however you wish.
Want to make some savoury snacks too? We’ve got Frankenstein fingers and sheep’s eyes made from carrots, which is a great way to sneak some vegetables into the party without the kids realising. There’s sticky sausage and bacon broomsticks, chilli chicken Halloween cauldrons and many many more. Happy Halloween!
First up are these marshmallow pops! Turn marshmallows into spooky cake pops with this next recipe. You can make Frankenstein pops, ghost, pumpkin and mummies. The kids are going to love getting involved.
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You won’t believe how easy it is to make 100 jelly worms in one go with this simple trick. Then you’ll have bowls of jelly worms for you party!
Get the recipe: Jelly worms
Made with only 3 ingredients, these cheesy broomsticks are ready in just 10 minutes and will look the party for you Halloween get-together.
Get the recipe: Cheesy broomsticks
These witch hat biscuits are so easy to make using biscuits (ready made or shop-bought), ice cream cones, chocolate and coloured fondant. The kids are going to love making and eating them! Fill with sweets for an added surprise.
These vampire jelly teeth are much easier to make than they may look! Made with strawberry jelly, marshmallows and oranges, the kids are going to love making these bites as well as eating them too. Prepare in advance so the jelly has plenty of time to set.
Kids will go mad for the orange icing in the middle of these Halloween whoopie pies and they’ll look great on your party platter.
How scary are these creepy cheese faces? To make them yourself you will need English muffins, tomato puree and cheese slices. Cut the muffins in half and spread with a thin layer of tomato puree. Take the cheese slices and carve out scary faces. Place onto the muffin and grill.
These little jack-o’-lantern cupcakes have pumpkin puree in them. Get the kids to ice on different expressions for the pumpkins.
Make up a batch of these zombie-bread men with your party guests. They can decorate them however they like and you can eat them afterwards too. Not sure how to make them? Easy! Make a batch of gingerbread men and rough them up a bit! Decorate with red, white and black icing and make eyes out of white and black fondant.
Cake pops are fun to make and super popular at the moment. Make lots of Fiona Cairns’ toffee apple cake pops as they’ll get gobbled up in no time.
These easy-to-make trifles are sure to scare your party guests. Layered with cake, green custard, Oreo biscuits, orange jelly and whipped cream, these trifles are packed full of sweet treats.
You don’t have to be a cake decorating expert to create these clever tombstone gingerbread cucpakes.
Pizza is always a winner when it comes to party food – cut out the cheese with bat and pumpkin shapes for the perfect spooky topping.
All you need to make these spooky treats is chocolate, apples and food colouring/writing icing. Just melt chocolate in the microwave and allow to cool slightly. Pierce an apple with a wooden skewer and dip into the chocolate. Spoon over the white chocolate, over the bowl, to ensure the apple is fully covered. Leave to dry in the fridge, on a piece of greaseproof paper. Once set, draw faces with writing icing. Ta-dah!
These brain cupcakes are a real scream! Whip up some ‘brain’ buttercream and let the kids get creative.
To make these you will need ready made shortcrust pastry, sausage meat, an egg and a pepper. Cut long strips of pastry and place a thin line of sausage meat down the middle. Glaze one edge of the pastry with beaten egg and roll the other one over the meat, pressing the edges of the pastry together. Curve into a snake-like shape and glaze with the remaining beaten egg. Bake in the oven (200C, gas 6) for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Make eyes and a tongue from chunks of the pepper.
Put a frightening twist on the classic carrot and dip party favourite by turning the carrots into severed fingers and sheep’s eyes. It’s also a nifty way of sneaking in some veg to the party food without the kids realising.
You will need chocolate mini rolls, black and white fondant, icing sugar. All you have to do to make them is draw a bat wing stencil on a piece of paper, place it over black fondant and cut out several black wings. Make a ‘glue’ from a little icing sugar and water and stick the wings around the mini rolls. Make eyes by placing small black balls of fondant onto larger white balls, ‘glue’ these onto the rolls.
You will need a pumpkin, a sharp knife and some dips. Cut a large mouth towards the bottom of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Carve eyes and a nose with a sharp knife. Place the pumpkin on the egde of a plate, spoon the dip into the mouth and spread onto the plate.
These spooky Halloween cookies make ideal treats for trick or treaters or fun decorations for your party hung from bunches of twigs.
Vampires will love this blood bath cocktail made with pomegranates and vodka. Double or quadruple the recipe to make
enough for punch, and serve it from a fake cauldron. Not one for the
Get creative with your vegetables by making this pumpkin carrot face. You will need mini carrots, courgette or cucumber and a selection of dips. All you have to do is arrange the carrots in a pumpkin shape, cut the courgette for the mouth and add bowls of dips for the eyes. Give it a twist by using salsa for the eyes and mouth for a ‘bloody’ twist.
Give your toffee apples a ruby red twist by adding a few drops of red food colouring to the last stage of the toffee mix. These apples will be the perfect showstopper on your party table. The kids are going to love them!
To make these marshmallow zombines, you will need large and mini marshmallows, wooden skewers, food writing icing and fondant. Thread three large marshmallows onto a skewer, add a couple of mini marshmallows at the top for the neck, then add the ‘head’. Stick two smaller skewers out of the top ‘body’ marshmallow and thread mini marshmallows on for the ‘arms’ and large marshmallows for the ‘hands’ – repeat for the legs. Add fondant eyes and decorate with writing icing.
To make these hollow heads you will need coconuts, red food colouring, black marker pen. Cut a lid into the coconut and decorate with the food colouring and marker pen. Drink the coconut milk or serve your spooky cocktails in them. Give them a twist by painting vampire faces onto the coconuts and wrap in a black cloak.
Spooky ey? To make these slimey tarts you will need ready made shortcrust pastry, lime curd, green food colouring. Grease a muffin tin and add circles of pastry. Colour the lime curd with green food colouring and spoon into the pastry. Bake in the oven (200°C/gas 6) for 15-20 mins until the pastry is golden brown. Allow to cool before decorating with sweets and fondant eyes.
Wrap your sausages in ready made shortcrust pastry, cook in the oven and decorate to create spooky faces and ta-dah, you’ve got some very creepy party guests ready to be eaten!
To make these iced ghouls you will need biscuits (homemade or shop-bought), buttercream icing, fondant, piping bag. Fill a piping bag with buttercream and pipe mini ghosts onto a biscuit and decorate with fondant eyes. Give them an extra spooky twist by placing a dollop of jam on the biscuit before piping to make the ghosts ‘bloody’
Sweets are a must-have on Halloween, so why not have a go at making your own treacle toffee? Have some ready near the door in case you get some trick-or-treaters knocking!
It’s so easy to make this pumpkin pie recipe with readymade pastry, mashed pumpkin and some warm spices. We added a slick of maple syrup to the top. Delicious!
Get the recipe: Pumpkin pie
Buy some cheap jelly spiders to make the perfect topping for this easy-to-make ice cream sundae.
Kids and adults will love these sticky sausage and bacon broomsticks. Serve with blood-red tomato sauce or salsa.
This non-alcoholic witch’s brew has a great Halloween taste thanks to the cinnamon and ginger ale.
Pumpkins aren’t just for carving on Halloween, this healthy pumpkin soup has an impressive spider web topping. Ladel out into mini cauldrons for your guests.